Author: Kane McKenna

MWC 2024, Tuesday 27 February

Welcome back to CCS Insight’s third day of coverage for MWC 2024. In today’s round-up, our analysts highlight their views on announcements about sustainability and the circular economy, transparent and…

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New Silicon Gets Pixel Watch Ticking

It’s fair to say that the past two years have been challenging for wearables companies, as the market has gone through a period of consolidation around the two market leaders,…

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Gravity Matters: The Pull of Apple Watch

Whenever I’m kicking off a new piece of research, I find that it’s sensible to start by revisiting the previous version. It’s a great chance to review some interesting findings…

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New Headsets Prop Up Extended Reality Market in 2023

Virtual and augmented reality devices — often referred to together as extended reality — have felt more intense pressure from recent macroeconomic weakness than some other categories of smart devices….

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In the Nick of Time

Being a wearables analyst takes me to some interesting places, but one of the most unexpected so far was the matinee showing of the SpongeBob SquarePants musical last week. It’s…

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High-Street Smartwatch Sales Are Behind the Times

Shopping for a smartwatch can be confusing. How can the average person be expected to know if they need over 100 sports modes or if 30 will be just fine?…

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Can a Smartwatch Replace a Phone? Part Two

On 1 January, the start of the new year, I set myself a challenge to replace my phone with a smartwatch, limiting use of my phone to one hour each…

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Can a Smartwatch Replace a Phone?

It’s that time of year when the tinsel comes down, the empty bottles and boxes are finally cleared out and many of us embark on plans to be happier and…

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What Do Smartwatch Buyers Want?

Surveys are some of the most interesting pieces of research I get to carry out at CCS Insight, and our User Survey: Smartwatches, 2022 is no exception. It provides valuable…

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